Mirai Kuriyama from the anime (and light novel series) Beyond The Boundary is definitely one of my favorite characters. She appears before the story’s protagonist, Akihito Kanbara, on the roof of a school. The first few impressions you get of her are that she’s cold blooded and mean, but as you get to know her Mirai’s quite clumsy and kind. She is always getting herself down because she feels responsible for her best friend dying. Akihito helps her get through this, and they become good friends.
In this story there are such things as Youmu -- strange creatures who live among humans. Only some people can see them, and the people that can are called “Spirit World Warriors.” They wield weapons so they can make money defeating Youmu. Mirai happens to be one of the warriors, and she possesses the ability to manipulate her blood into any shape or form. She spends the first few episodes of the anime trying to kill Akihito; for he is Half-Youmu.
I really like the character of Mirai because it’s hard to find really strong female characters in anime. Sure, some of them may be powerful, but they have these skimpy outfits and that gets on my nerves. She’s also very funny, and I think she’s definitely one of the cutest anime characters.
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